Creative Tidbits #202: anti-drug drive posters, Bikinis, Photoshop Action and more

by Fred Showker

Fred Showker's Creative tidbits

Creative tidbits is a column in DTG Magazine featuring creative inspiration Rolling into a new year of Creative Tidbits, we're finding these great discoveries and enjoying the creative experience around every corner! Remember, we're always looking for your suggestions and tips for cool stuff. Enjoy this edition of Creative Tidbits

  • College of West Anglia’s Jake wins anti-drug drive poster campaign
  • Bikini Luxe Is Seeking Freelance Graphic & Print Design Interns
  • Students at AU in Cairo tackles cultural, educational issues
  • Clever ‘Common Sans’ Font Has a Hidden Humanitarian Message
  • Easy Watercolor Portrait – Photoshop Action
  • Les Mason: Solo

Bikini Luxe Is Seeking Freelance Graphic & Print Design Interns

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Are you innovative, talented, passionate about design and fun? Are you looking for a job that fits your lifestyle? Then Bikini Luxe is looking for you. We’re looking to add freelance graphic and print design interns to our tight-knit, fast-paced, creative and talented team.
Here's the Full Story Full story : fashionista.com
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Here is a typical spread
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker And another graphic work

Students at AU in Cairo tackles cultural, educational issues

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AUC’s graduating class of Graphic Design is set to display their final projects in an exhibit titled Mebaksel Keda Leh? (Why So Pixelated?) at the university’s Sharjah Gallery.
      On 8 and 9 December a panel of advisors was invited to critique the student’s works, as a pedagogical opportunity for the students who presented and defended their work.
Here's the Full Story Full story : english.ahram.org.eg
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Here is a screen capture

Easy Watercolor Portrait – Photoshop Action

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This free Photoshop action is great to turn portrait images into watercolor portrait painting in seconds. Consist of ATN Photoshop Action format that is easy to install and to use. This action was create to save your time for create watercolor portrait painting effects by yourself. You can fully adjust the appearances on how the final look would become. The comprehensive instructions about how it works also included in the download package.
Format: ATN ~ File Size: 2.34MB easy-watercolor-portrait-zip
      It's too bad the video demo is soo poorly produced, so you can really like to see the product in action.
GO But try the video anyway.
Here's the Full Story Here is the Easy Watercolor Portrait – Photoshop Action
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Here is a screen capture

Les Mason: Solo

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A retrospective of seminal graphic designer Les Mason’s work will launch National Gallery of Victoria’s Design Studio.
      Known as the father of graphic design, Mason revolutionised the advertising industry in the 1960s by establishing graphic design as a profession in and of itself.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.theguardian.com
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Here is the full image

College of West Anglia’s Jake wins anti-drug drive poster campaign

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Cambridgeshire County Council road safety officers set the Wisbech based students the task of coming up with a campaign to highlight the dangers of drug driving.
      The winning concept was a series of posters designed by Jake Howlett, who has since started Graphic Design at Norwich University of the Arts.
Here's the Full Story Full story : www.wisbechstandard.co
Creative Inspiration from Fred Showker Here is a screen capture

Clever ‘Common Sans’ Font Has a Hidden Humanitarian Message

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From our "STUPID THINGS DESIGNERS WASTE THEIR TIME ON" department ... a font that doesn't work. If you type the word “refugee” using the new typeface Common Sans, something potentially confusing happens: “Refugee” immediately autocorrects to “human.”
      That’s not an error. It’s the handiwork of Swedish design studio Essen International. It created the graphic bit of activism as a pro bono project for the non-profit Solvatten to make people rethink the issue. “Often this is what you read in the headlines, about refugees, and you forget that they’re humans,” says creative director Robert Holmkvist.
Here's the Full Story Full story : Margaret Rhodes. Margaret Rhodes Design

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